Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Google Nexus 6P: first look
1. s.kumaran (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Feb 2016)
Nexus 6P VS S7 Edge
No expandable storage (microSD card slot)
No water and dust resistant
No Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for the camera
Lacks wireless charging
No Thermal spreader (Water-cooling technology to avoid the phones overheating)
Poor battery life- The large 5.7 inch display is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen but not a Super AMOLED which is found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. Comparison wise the Super AMOLED consumes less power which can save the battery juice a lot and more importantly it have better viewing angles than a standard AMOLED, but sadly its ain’t any with Nexus 6P.
4. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
Don't listen to S.Kumuran
As someone who can openly admit the S7 edge seems like a far more advanced and capable device, the Nexus 6P is the best I've used to date. It has been the smoothest and most consistent Android experience I have ever come across.
Also, I wouldn't call 6-8 hours of SOT bad, which is what I get on my 6P.
So yes, the S7 edge is a hell of a phone that I do plan on buying, but let's not forget how great of a phone the Nexus 6P is.
7. Podrick (Posts: 364; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)
I actually agree with you on this. S7 edge is a great device, but lets not take anything away from Nexus 6P, its one hell of a phone. Lets see what 6P's successor brings to the table.
9. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
Word bro I agree with you 100%. I came from a S6 and Edge Plus also to a 6P and Samsung hardware is undoubtedly supreme, but I am loving the ish out of my 6P and its experience it offers. I think it is my favorite phone I have ever owned
3. cdm283813 (Posts: 310; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)
You forgot 810 vs 820, Gear VR, Samsung pay and smaller footprint.
The only plus is that Nexus 6p will have Android N before any other Android phone. And the price will most likely hit $400 in the next month or 2. But I would still get the Edge plus.
6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3601; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I've had a 6p since about a month after launch. It hasn't overheated yet.
SuperAmoled is a marketing term used by Samsung to distinguish a panel that has the display and digitizer in one piece rather than two separate ones. Doesn't have anything to do with a better display, it just allows for a thinner component.
It's a little early to talk about battery life when you have no experience with the S7, Edge or not. And if it follows my experience with Samsung, battery will be great for the first few months and by about a year's time it'll be about half of what it initially was. The only difference here is the battery isn't removable.
10. Scott93274 (Posts: 3695; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
If it weren't for Touchwiz, I would go with Samsung, but because of that it'll always be behind the Nexus line, for me at least.
11. siduaoisud (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Nov 2015)
Unlike you I actually own a Nexus 6p.
- Why do I need expandable storage? 64-128 gb is more than enough. Where were you when Samsung removed this? The S7 hasn't even came out yet. The 6P, like the S6, has been out since 2015.
- The phone does have water and dust resistance. Do the research. Look this up on reddit: reddit.com/r/Nexus6P/comments/3zhpyg/nexus_6p_water_resistant/
-No OIS? Big deal. The phone costs under $600. Samsung with its corporate greed charges over $700. Ridiculous price for a phone. The 6P has an amazing camera and takes amazing photos. The 240 FPS videos also come out amazing.
- Again, big deal. Wireless charging isn't as relevant as people make it out to be. Some people who just fine with plugging in their phone and leaving it charge for 20 minutes (which is all you need with the Nexus 6P to get an appropriate charge. Its charging is fast)
- Awesome how you have a disregard for facts. I have gamed a lot on my Nexus and have had it for quite some time now and have not experience any overheating. That "pro" you posted with the Galaxy is just plain illogical. Surely you could think of something better?
Poor battery life? Again, have you even touched the Nexus? On a full day of intense usage (with a lot of gaming involved) the phone hasn't ever died out on me. So as someone who has actually used the phone, the battery life is just fine. And 10 minutes of charging does get you a lot. Even without the charging the phone is reliable.
It seems that you did not weigh the pros and cons correctly, as your points made do not have much merit. Especially since the S7 hasn't come out. This isn't saying that the S7 is inferior to the 6P. That would be an illogical statement, this is saying that your comparisons are lousy.
12. siduaoisud (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Nov 2015)
Also, the water resistance is just a gimmick. Samsung is using it as an advertising scheme to grab more consumers. Just like Apple, Google isn't using water resistance in its advertising realm. That does not mean the phone is not water resistant. It's called advertising. Samsung for all you know could be exaggerating like usual to gain more consumers since the smartphone market is taking a hit.
5. EricE (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)
I think you need to have the editor look over this article again. There's some stuff missing that looks like it was the victim of a bad copy/paste. Seems like some important information is missing that I'd like to read. Might want to check these areas:
"The proven Adreno 430 GPU will, naturally, take care of any graphics-oriented tasks you may throw at it. And in reality There are be a few different non-expandable storage options available: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB – a choice that sounds reasonable enough."
"For the Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung has opted to go with a 12-megapixel rear camera, which is accompanied with notable features such as an f/1.7 aperture lens and a brand new. Combining those elements with a “Dual Pixel”..."
13. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)
Didn't like the Note5, due to no SD and removable battery.
Ile wait for N6.
14. djkhalid (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)
Once you go stock you never go back. Long live the Nexus line :D